Kinetics and Thermodynamics

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Kinetics and Thermodynamics

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to provide a detailed understanding of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and reaction kinetics and how they are affect the progress of chemical processes. These issues will be put in the context of chemical reactivity.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Perform thermodynamic calculations to predict reaction spontaneity and the position of equilibria.
    2. Identify the issues that determine reaction spontaneity and the position of equilibria in different cases
    3. Analyse rate data to determine the type of kinetics of reacting systems.
    4. Apply kinetics information to gain insight into reaction mechanisms.
    5. Identify key issues in solution and suface thermodynamics and how they affect chemical processes and the formation of colloids.

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